Another Six Figure Blogger Goes Public

Wow – I just got back some answers to an interview I have conducted with a ProBlogger and I’m really excited about publishing them.


Well while I know of a few bloggers making six figures directly from their blogging – I don’t know many who are willing to go public about it. This person is and luckily for me I get to break the news with this interview.

Who is it?

You’ll find out in about 8 hours – and I have a feeling that a few people will be surprised.

Update: Looks like this has gotten some people interested – they’re guessing who it is in comments below – so lets have some fun with it.

I’ll give a ProBlogger T-Shirt to the first person to leave a comment guessing who the interview is with. You get one guess per person. I’ll announce the winner (and the correct answer) when I post the interview at 1am my time tonight.

Update II – Ok – no one got the answer – its Manolo.

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  1. Vix says:

    The suspense is killing me!

  2. BankLocater says:

    I hate to steal your thunder Darren but yes everyone it is me.

    I kid I kid!

    Who is it?

  3. Raymond says:

    I’m fascinated – who is it?

    I’ll be logging on in 8 hours to find out!

    Can we guess? Will you tell us if we get it?

    I think it is Jon from Mobile Tracker

  4. Jon Gales says:

    Raymond: Nope not me. My luck depends on what ad deals are landed for the holiday season.

  5. Paul Short says:

    Pete Rojas from Engadget.

    BTW, I’m a size large ;-)

  6. Darren Rowse says:

    hehe – nice one Paul :-)

    I’m sure he’s on that kind of money – but would he give me an interview is the big question? :-)

  7. 1am your time – I’m in the same timezone as you – guess I’ll have to stay up.

    My guess: John Jantsch of Duct Tape Marketing fame

  8. Alex Blonski says:

    I’m gonna say Xeni from boing boing ;)

  9. Dan Sherman says:

    I make 4 figures. Just two more figures to go. :-)

    I suspect it’s Glenn Reynolds. I know Koz makes WAY more than that, but he wouldn’t give you an interview, I’m sure. He’s too busy hating.

    Can’t wait to hear who it is.

  10. Miha says:

    Hm, let me think, … I’m sure it’s not me because you didn’t interview me jet (maybe it’s because I need some more zeros).

    Common Darren, tell us!

  11. Chris Hanel says:

    I will be the one to say Dooce, just because she started with the ad thing very recently and i’d have to chuckle if she hit six figures right off the bat.

    I’m 99% sure i’m wrong, but i’m thinking outside the blogbox on this one.

  12. I’m going way out on a limb here, but is it Heather Armstrong from Dooce? I know her traffic levels are way up there and she has ads now.

  13. duncan says:

    Andy Wibbels?

  14. HART says:

    My guess is that it’s a woman, and Jen. If it’s not Jen, but it is a woman, can just send me the front half of the T-Shirt?

  15. Ozh says:

    Randy Charles Morin ?
    I’m sizing XL.

  16. jared l. says:

    somebody from the gawker media ?

  17. Darren Rowse says:

    Duncan – One guess per person :-)
    Jared – Names please :-)
    Hart – More than a Gender required :-)

    This is fun

  18. Allan Burns says:

    I think it is a blogger, you know, the one who makes six figures with their popular blog.

  19. I’ll go for Andy Wibbels. As a partner in 6-fig blogging he’d need to be up to speed, wouldn’t he, and also get it out into the blogosphere. I’ll be waiting for Postman Pat. :-)

  20. colbert says:

    let me guess…Arieanna Foley from

  21. jared l. says:

    Alrite, here i go again… Elizabeth Spiers from media bistro, former gawker editor

  22. Matt says:

    It’s me! It’s me! Oh, wait… do the figures count if they are after the dot. And after the pennies. You know like into the hundred thousandths of a dollar? I’ll be glad to do an interview anytime with you, Darren, and explain how it is that I’ve built this empire of mine. Anytime. hehe

  23. Thomas says:

    Nick Denton?
    Or maybe Jen (but she isn’t really into blogging I believe)?

  24. Lisa says:

    Is it Jen from Jensense? Since she writes about contextual advertising, it wouldn’t be that much of a stretch.

  25. Sorry Ohz, I’m not in that league yet.

  26. Ahmad Haziq says:

    Pss, pss………tell me Darren quietly. Don’t let them hear us…..:P Hehe…

  27. Anthony says:

    I’m still suprised anyone goes public with their income figures. The anonymity of doing business as a private concern especially with online business where aspects of one’s strategy and execution can be replicated somewhat easily is a strategic advantage for you as a business when competing against bigger competitors that have to disclose this info.

  28. Hulk's Blog says:

    Hulk also curious which Puny Human making 6 figures.
    Hulk says that is pretty SMASHING!

    Hulk wonders if Huffington lady.

  29. Robert Tatum says:

    Is it Matt Hughley from PVR Blog? He is blogging about a very familiar topic – TIVO

  30. Beth says:

    I’m going to guess D. Keith Robinson.

  31. Darren Rowse says:

    1 hour to go people – and I’ll tell you no one has got it yet.

    I’ll be generous and give you all one more guess :-)

  32. Jon says:

    Jensense ?

  33. Pete says:

    Ooo another hour. It’s pushing 1am.
    All of my guesses have already been taken and knocked back :(

  34. Thomas says:

    Jon Gales?
    Probably not but worth a try ;)

  35. jesse says:


    i have no clue

  36. jared l. says:

    DailyKos ?

  37. Darren Rowse says:

    not long now…

  38. Darren Rowse says:

    sorry – no cigar anyone. I’ll donate the t-shirt to charity :-)

  39. jesse says:

    albino blacksheep?

  40. Bonnie says:

    Andrew Sullivan? He had that fund-raising drive, so that probably doesn’t count, does it?

    I want two guesses!

    The Captain’s Quarters guy — Edward Morrissey?

    Actually, it’s probably a blogger with several blogs in the technology and/or how-to arena.

  41. Darren Rowse says:


  42. jesse says:

    are we allowed to know who?

  43. Darren Rowse says:

    Can’t you see the update above which points to the latest post on this site which went live an hour or so ago? here :-)

  44. jesse says:

    Indeed I can, unfortunatly I never thought to look…

  45. Jim Turner says:

    Ummmmmm was it dooce?

    Heh…I just posted about her crossing over to the dark side.

  46. Rob Barac says:

    Is it Manolo of the infamous Shoe Blog?

  47. Redd says:

    Darren Rowse

  48. Darren Rowse says:

    LOL – you people need to read posts and comments a little more carefully :-)

  49. Manish says:

    Nice suspense u had created.but now there are many more in six figures